Percipient thought-pieces and opinions from some of
the world’s most respected industry leaders.
In episode seven of the YDA Chats series, Karim Bartoletti speaks to director Kibwe Tavares about his career since picking up the 2014 YDA Special Jury Prize.
As evidenced by the collective protests we are seeing across the globe, gone are the days of one individual being the figurehead, deferred to on every count. In their place, says Izzy Ashton, Deputy Editor of BITE at Creativebrief, comes collaborative, collective action; a horizontal approach to change.
James Hillhouse, the Co-Founder of Commercial Break, an organisation devoted to greater diversity within advertising, recently published an open letter criticising the industry's commitment to the cause. Here, he explains why he won't be recruiting new talent until things change and underlines what needs to be done to make those changes a reality.
With the success of branded entertainment campaigns for companies like Patagonia, Greg Hackett, Founder of and director at Spindle, examines the equation that says now is the time for brands to start taking their value to consumers as seriously as their sales figures.
From Emil Nava, a frequent music video director and CEO of the creative collective Ammolite Inc., comes an interview about branded videos, pop culture, and what makes an authentic viral moment.
Art directors Xavi Ocana and Catarina Barcala, recently graduated from a two-year program at Miami Ad School. They are ready to join the ‘real world’, but what ‘real world’ is left? As they take their first steps into the advertising industry, we asked them to share their tips (and fears) on how to start a creative career in this new era.
The importance of digital connectivity is huge but, says Anna Lungley, Global Head of Social Impact at Dentsu Aegis Network, millions of people are still unable to get online. Here, she argues that advertising needs to help give the next generation the right digital tools, and not just for the industry's own sake.
Though the deadline for this year's YDA has now passed and judging is on the horizon, Karim Bartoletti continues his series of YDA Chats, this time talking to 2019 winner Thessa Meijer.